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Pamela Bearth 

She is graduating from 
Butler with an Associates 
in Arts Degree. She is then 
attending Kansas State 
University to further her 
education and continue in 
the field of journalism. 



Azaria Garcia 

She is graduating from 
Butler with an Associates 
in Arts Degree. She plans 
to continue work with the 
Postal Service and then 
attend art school. 


Amanda Lene 

She is graduating from 
Butler with an Associates 
in Arts Degree. She plans 
to continue her education 
either at the Universtiy of 
Kansas or Wichita State 


John Beaslev 

Attending Butler for one 
more year. He hopes to one 
day become a musician. He 
also plans to attend either 
the University of Kansas or 
Wichita State University to 
study computer science. 

Brenda Kimmi 

She is graduating from 
Butler with an Associates in 
Arts Degree. She plans to 
continue work at Wal-Mart 
and to hopefully one day 
own a photography studio. 

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Managing Editor 
Pamela Bearth 

Brenda Kimmi 

Associate Editor 
Eden Fuson 

Design Editors 
Kelsey Emrich 
Rhonda Giefer 

Online Editor 
John Beasley 

Photo Editors 
Amanda Lene 
Azaria Garcia 
Sasha Noble 

Business/Circulation Managers 

Misty Turner 

Andrea Downing 

Feature/Staff writer 
Kristin Sun ley 


On the Cover... Former First Lady Barbara Bush speaks to 
a crowd at Butler County Community College. Bush was 
nere to help celebrate BCCC's 75th anniversary. 
Photos by Pamela Bearth. 

Butler County Community College 
901 S. Haverhill Road 
Building 100, Room 104 
El Dorado, KS 67042 

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Table Of Contents 


4. Spencer Stewart by Kristin s u 


6. Janitor for a Day by Rhonda Giefer 

8. Butler Celebrates 75th by Eden Fuson and Misty Turner 


14. Iron Horse by John Beasley 

1 2. Growing Appreciation by Azaria Garcia 

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I 6. Barbara Bush by Pamela Bearth 


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22. Automotive Department by Andrea Downing 

24. Expression of the Imagination by sasha 


26. Twelfth Night by Amanda Lene 

30. TenniS by Kelsey Emrich 

Back Cover 

32. Congratulations to the Grizzly Magazine Staff 

Story by Kristin Sunley 

Looking from the stands of the Butler County foot- 
ball game last fall, you watched the crowning of 
Spencer Stewart, of El Dorado, as homecoming king. 
But there is a person behind the crown worth a closer 
interview. There must be more than performing in the 
college showchoir, Headliners, and serving with 
Campus Crusade for Christ. 
Examine more than the 
black and white. 

The first defining 
moment in Stewart's life 
occurred even before his 
birth. His parents' first 
child, Scott, was killed by a 
drunk driver when he was 
only three months old. 
Stewart credits that for 
shaping his family's atti- 
tude and keeping him away 
from drugs while he was 
growing up. 

"I was always a 'good' 
kid for the most part," he 
says. "I grew up in church, 
but I thought it was just a 
tradition, you know, some- 
thing you're supposed to do 
every Sunday. I was just 
like so many people today, 
sitting in church thinking they're being religious but 
still living completely self-absorbed and sinful. I 
thought I was good enough to get to Heaven, but the 
truth was that I deserved hell. But thank God that He 
showed us love and forgiveness by killing His Son 
Jesus on the Cross instead of us!" 

Early in high school Stewart began to realize that 
he must "unlearn" the wicked thoughts and actions of 
his heart and begin to truly follow Christ. His best 
friend, Nathan Hiebert, 2 1 , El Dorado, provided a live 

4 ♦ The Grizzly 

example, giving advice and encouragement along the 
way. One of Hiebert's best pieces of advice, accord- 
ing to Stewart, was to remain a virgin until marriage. 
Soon after deciding to obey God in that area, Stewart 
was blessed with Amber Butler, 20, El Dorado. 

Butler explains, "God's timing for our relationship 

was so perfect. We have 
learned that putting Him 
first and growing closer to 
Him will also bring us clos- 
er. God says to save you 
self for marriage, and we 
know that we will be 
blessed for it." 

Now Stewart and Butler 
live to fulfill the desire of 
God's heart for their min- 
istry together. The two will 
be married on May 1 1 . 
Butler says, "It is so awe- 
some how we were put 
together so that we could 
use our gifts to bring glory 
to God! We know we are 
called to a life of ministry 
with our musical gifts, and 
Spencer's calling to share 
the good news of Jesus with 
the lost people of the 

Stewart and Butler already began delivering the 
message of God's love by forming a band called 
"Denial" last fall. The band was unintentionally com- 
prised of entirely Butler County students. 

"We just knew so many talented friends," Spencer 
explains. "They're a hilarious group, too. It was the 
perfect opportunity to share fun, goofy times and also 
worship God with each other." 

"Denial" performed two to three times a month at 

the First Baptist Church for anywhere from 20-100 
youth. Then the band shared the heart to organize an 
event outside of a specific church that would more 
likely draw kids from all across the county. Their 
prayers became reality with "Holy Roar," a concert at 
the El Dorado Civic Center for almost 300 people. 
Stewart also delivered a message to the crowd, urging 
them to repent from their sins and turn to Jesus. 

Currently the band is on hold. Seven of the eight 
members are still finishing school, which makes 
rehearsing, performing and traveling difficult. Also, 
God changed Stewart's direction when he became the 
Concert Crusade Director for the alternative pop band 
"Refuge." One of the band's lead singers, Chris 
Waipa, 25, of Wichita, also preaches a message dur- 
ing their concerts. Stewart plays his role behind the 
scenes, organizing the concerts like crusades by uni- 
fying local ministries in prayer and service before the 
band even arrives in a city. 

Stewart graduated early with an Associates in 
Science Degree in order to immediately jump in with 
"Refuge." "I really miss my Headliners family. 
They're so great that it's tough to miss out on that. I 
don't regret anything, but I truly do miss them," he 

The (soon-to-be) Stewarts are called to do the 
exact same type of ministry as "Refuge" so this is the 

perfect training ground for them. "Refuge" per- 
forms a monthly concert crusade for Wichita at 
Century II's Teall Theatre. The vision is to plant a 
Youth in Worship in every city across the nation. 

Stewart and Butler look forward to the day 
when they are sent to another city for that reason. 
Right now they are enjoying the learning process, 
even though they cannot wait for God to release 
them to preach and sing across the world. 

Stewart credits Butler with possessing more of a 
gift for singing than himself. "Even if you never 
saw her, you would know she is gorgeous just by 
the sound of her voice. Amber contributes musical- 
ly with her great sense of pitch and her ability to 
create harmonies, and spiritually with her gifts of 
discernment and encouragement," he says. 

Butler says, "Spencer definitely has the passion 
for the messages behind the songs and for leading 
others into worship through the Word of God." 

Stewart figures, "We probably make a complete 
evangelist between the two of us! And God gets all 
the glory!" 

Even though the story is still unfolding, it is 
clear that the prince has his princess. And Stewart 
adds, "But Jesus is the true King behind the 

Far left: Congrats. After 
four years of dating, Spencer 
Stewart and Amber Butler decide 
to tie the knot. (Photo by Rhonda 

Left'- Denial. An alternative 
pop band formed by (left to right): 
Dustin Brown, Seth Bentz, Nick 
Lewis, Spencer Stewart, Tyler 
Norris, and Amber Butler who at 
the time were all students attend- 
ing Butler. (Photo by Zach Smoot. 
Effects by Anthony Carver.) 

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or about four hours, I 
felt like I was in the Walt 
Disney movie 
"Cinderella;' But, it 
wasn't the ballroom 
scene that I was experi- 
encing with the beautiful 
gown and Prince 
Charming, it was the 
hard labor of scrubbing 
the floors, washing 
desks, sweeping, clean- 
ing toilets and picking up 
after other people. I 
decided to become a 
custodial worker at the 

college for a day. 
Actually, I only lasted a 
few hours. 

When I decided 
to shadow the custodial 
services, which means 
actually doing the job 
and then telling about my 
experiences with it, I had 
no idea what I was get- 
ting myself into and 
how much work is 
actually involved. I 
thought, "How hard 
could cleaning really be? 
I do it all the time, why 

would this be any 

Let's just say I have a 
new found respect for all 
the custodians here at 
Butler County. 

I asked Nancy 
Farmer, Supervisor of 
Custodial Services, if it 
would be possible for me 
to work a shift and do 
the work myself. She 
was more than happy to 
have another helping 
hand, even if it was for 
one day. So, I was told 

to come back and they 
would put me to work. 

Farmer intro- 
duced me to Paul 
Aguilar, one of four 
leads that oversee the 
buildings. I would be 
working with him, she 
informed me, and I 
would be helping Aguilar 
clean the 1500 building 
that day. 

Aguilar has been 
working as a custodian 
since 1986. He went to 
school at Butler and was 
a student worker and 
liked it so much that he 
came back to do it full- 
time. Aguilar took me to 
the mechanical room first 
to get cleaning supplies. 
Then we went to one of 
the classrooms down- 
stairs in the 1500 build- 
ing and got started. 

Story by Rhonda 

proceeded to clean the 


be five feet from me and 

defer and Photos by 
Kelsey Emrich 


mirrors, filled paper 
towel and soap holders, 
wiped the sinks and 
counters down, emptied 

Well, my time 
was up and I had to leave 
so I went back to my 
dorm and fell asleep for 

I will set my cup on the 
ground, or put my gum 
under a bench. But the 
next time that you are 

■ ■! 


trash, scrubbed the 

a few hours. My arms 

too lazy to walk five feet 


toilets, and swept and 

were so sore for at least a 

to a trash can to throw 

^m ^^ m m ^^ 

mopped the floors. 

day after the experience. 

that wrapper away, or 

After I figured out which 

I was ready to be 

I used muscles I didn't 

don't bother wiping up a 

cleaners were which I 

done and be on my way. 

know I even had! It is a 

spilled drink on the floor, 


headed to the dry erase 

I looked at the clock and 

lot of hard work and 

just remember. If you 

boards to clean them off. 

only an hour and a half 

takes a lot out of a 

don't, you are just mak- 

Then I moved to the 

had passed! But, there 

person. But, like another 

ing more work for the 

desks where I wiped 

was still much more to 

custodian, Jerry Barker, a 

custodians who already 

down each one and dust- 

be done. We ended up 

part-time employee, 

have plenty or almost too" 

ed. Next, I stacked all the 
chairs on top the desks 

cleaning a science lab, 
two more classrooms and 

"If it is a job 

so that I could sweep up 
all the dirt and trash 
underneath them. It was 

headed to the Kansas 
Room. I helped move a 
section of a stage from 

worth having it 

then time for the thing I 
dreaded the most, mop- 

one side to the other, set 
up 25 round tables with 

is worth doing. " 

ping the whole classroom 

seven chairs at each, and 

commented, "Any job 

-Jerry Barker- Custodial Worker 

floor. After I completed 

wiped down each table. 

worth having, is worth 

that task, I emptied the 

Lastly, it was off to the 


much to do. Just imagine 

trash on the way out. 

teachers' offices to empty 

All the custodians 

how filthy a place this 

While we waited 

trash, which Aguilar 

I met said they love and 

would be without the 

for the floor to dry, and 

informed me, was his 

enjoy their job. It is just 

custodial services. So, 

my arms to rest, we 

favorite part of the job. 

like any other job. You 

help them out because 

headed for the women's 

He says this because he 

meet people, do your 

they are definitely 

restroom. I was glad to 

gets to talk to the teach- 

work and get paid. 

helping you out by 

hear that I wouldn't be 

ers, which he feels are 

I know we have 

keeping the Butler cam- 

cleaning the men's rest- 

very kind to him and are 

all done it and I admit to 

pus clean and enjoyable 

room that day! I 

easy and fun to work 

it, too. A trash can will 

for you. 



Juco Created 

An explosion at Skelly 
cost $50,000 

V&l&ir&t&i 75 1 A 

Honors 75 years of teaching, coaching and learnin; 

Story by Misty Turner and Eden Fuson 

In The Beginning. In 1927, the Old McKinley was remodeled and 
made into the El Dorado Junior College. In this building, the 
first edition of the Grizzly Growl was produced. The building is 
now a RE. playground for the El Dorado Middle School. (Photo 
from The Kingdom of Butler) 


Did You Know? 

Check out the answers on page 1 1 

1. What year did the baseball team have 39 consecutive wins? 

2. Who was Butler County and this school named after? 

3. How many full and part time teachers does BCCC employ? 

4. What year did the football players go to their first national 




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The Outreach 
Program began 

Carl L. 
named Dean 

Nursing Department joins 1 1 
Divison of Nursing/Allied 





New building con- 
stucted at El 
Dorado High 

Two loaves 

of bread cost 1 5 


On April 15, 1927, 1,669 citizens 
of El Dorado made a landmark decision 
to open the first El Dorado Junior 
College. Only 312 opposed. Since then, 
many changes have occurred after 75 

In the beginning, Dean Earl Walker 
presided over the first years of The El 
Dorado Junior College, which is now 
known as BCCC. The school was held 
at the old McKinley Building, which 
now serves as the playground for the 
El Dorado Middle School. 

Members of the student body voted 
on a mascot, resulting in a name that is 
now synonymous with success. The 
Grizzlies are known across the nation 
as a foundation for higher learning, as 
well as a competitive and winning 

In 1929, it is said in the edition 
of the Grizzly Growl, the college's 
yearbook, "the one hope of the mem- 
bers of the staff is that at some near 
date, the E.J.C may issue a paper of 
their own." 

Now the school has fulfilled that 
dream. Today, the Lantern is issued 
every week, and has won numerous 
awards for the work that was once 
merely a dream. Not only a paper is 
published but there is now a magazine 
to accompany it that is put out twice a 

Not only have there been changes 
in publications, but there have been 
many changes to the school. 

The junior college was moved to 
the El Dorado High School in 1934, 
where the EMS currently is housed. 


team wins 
state title 

raises 50 

The move was much needed because 
there was not enough space for the stu- 
dents and learning in the close to 60 
classes offered by the juco. College stu- 
dents and high school students shared 
this building. College classes were held 
on the first floor and high school classes 
were held on the second. Sharing the 
library, cafeteria and hallways, this once 
again caused a problem with space. 

Gruffy T. Grizzly was officially 
named in a contest sponsored by The 
Grizzly Growl in 1956. Betty Doan sub- 
mitted the name. Faculty member Helen 
Bradford purchased the first Gruffy T. 
Grizzly teddy bear. She bought him at a 
department store in Wichita for 14 dol- 
lars and brought the bear home, accord- 
ing to Dr. Gene George. 

However, last year Gruffy was 
renamed in a contest sponsored by the 
Student Senate, and his name is now 

In 1958, the school moved once again 
to the Jefferson Grade School on Summit 
and High St., which is now Summit Park. 

In the early 60s, 80 acres was pur- 
chased on an old oil field. Since the state 
agreed to organize the school as a county 
basis, Butler County Community College 
became the name. It was named after 
Andrew P. Butler, a South Carolina State 

Construction of the new junior col- 
lege began in 1965. Problems were 
numerous including rocky ground, and 
the ground was filled with oil and grass 
was not able to grow. A 15 minute pass- 
ing period began in 1965 when the 300, 
400 and 800 buildings 


Construction begins 
on 100 building 

East Hall 

The Grizzly ♦ 9 





Basketball won 



Jefferson Grade 
School becomes 
Summit Park 

Lack of facilities 
makes college turn 
away enrollment 

Name changes to 
Butler County 
Community College 

were completed so students could drive from 
Jefferson Elementary to the new college. 

August of 1966 marked the beginning of 
Butler County Community College. 

Since the college has been built, there have 
still been many changes. 

In 1977, the Walbourn Administration was 
completed and named in honor of Edwin J. 
Walbourn. The year 1981 saw construction of the 
100 building. The 300 building and the gym were 
expanded in 1983. Educare program opened its 
doors in 1996 and Cummins Hall was completed 
early last semester. 

President Jackie Vietti says, "One of the 
major changes has been to incorporate technol- 
ogy into instruction and the way we do busi- 
ness." Vietti was named president in 1995, 
becoming the first woman to hold that position. 

Bill Bidwell, former head of the journalism 
deparment and long-time instructor at BCCC 
says, "In my opinion, things have changed at 
Butler very much and it's been largely what the 
students have wanted." 

Vietti says, "It really is an honor to be a 
spokesperson for a college that has had 75 
years of success." 

" We've moved from our early roots, from a traditional 
junior college, to a comprehensive community college," says 

Jackie Vietti, President. 

New Home. In 1934, the conditions at both the El Dorado Junior College 
and the high school became intolerable for the college s needs, so this build- 
ing was erected. The high school students had class on the top floor, while the 
college students ' classes were held on the bottom floor. They shared the cafe- 
teria and library resources. (Photo from The Kingdom of Butler) 





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Dedication for 300, 700 and the 
Erman B. White Gallery of Art 

1500 build- 
ing opens 

Jacqueline A. Vietti 
becomes first woman to 1 3 
named President 





Construction 300, 400, 800 Classes open 

begins buildings finished at S. Haverhill 


Construction of the 
Administration Building 


1. 1942 

2. Andrew P. Butler 

3. 1 29 full-time and 457 

part-time instructors 

4. 1981 

Above Left: Grizwald. Here stands the mascot for Butler, named 
Grizwald. He stands on the south side of the 200 building. He 
was offically named in 1956 and renamed last year. (Photo by 
Misty Turner) Above: Happy Birthday. One way that Butler dis- 
plaved its 75th anniversary was by having banners, like this, on 
nearly every light pole on campus. Much of the sprucing up of 
the campus was done because Barbara Bush visited. There are 
purple and yellow flowers outside near the patio, planted this 
spring. (Photo by Eden Fuson) Left: A View from the Top. An 
aerial shot of the college's 12 modern buildings. One of the 
goals of the constuction crew was to build into the landscape. 
This photo was taken about thirty years ago. (Photo from The 
Kingdom of Butler) 


Football wins National 

Butler employs 129 full-time, 457 
part-time instuctors 

The Grizzly ♦ 11 

Growing Appreciation 

Commentary and Photos By Azaria Garcia 

When arriving with my parents two years 
ago, the many volunteers that serve Butler County 
Community College struck me. These friendly 
greeters directed our every move from the parking lot 
to the refreshments at the end of the opening event. 

Butler has enjoyed 75 years of support from 
countless volunteers and alumni. Certainly Butler has 
graduated some well-known and accomplished indi- 
viduals: R. Dee Hubbard, nationally recognized entre- 
preneur; James G. Cobb, automotive editor of the 
New York Times; and Scott McPhail, head of com- 
munications for animation with Dreamworks Studios. 
But I would like to salute the many 'faceless' volun- 
teers and supporters that have given their time, 
money and talents to serve the athletic events, com- 
munity service and service to the college. 

Here at Butler past graduates and volunteers 
can become involved in a variety of ways. Life 
Enrichment is one way. Each Tuesday the members 
enjoy the events planned, such as speakers and differ- 
ent activities for the purpose of enriching their lives. 
All senior citizens 60 years or older in the BCCC 
area are entitled to become a "Golden Grizzly," 
where they can be given a lifetime college activity 
ticket and free tuition. The main purpose of these 
Golden Grizzlies is to support the school. They help 
as greeters, put together mailing packets, and serve as 
scorekeepers, mentors and hosts and hostesses at 
Butler banquets, among various other activities. They 
are helping out everywhere and ready for anything. 
They also receive gifts of appreciation for helping out 
with events, such as lapel pins, mugs and polo shirts, 
which they can wear to all Butler events. The "Great 
Grizzly Deed" program recognizes many of the 
"Golden Grizzlies." 

The Alumni Association is another way to be 

involved. The Alumni Association is mainly geared 
toward the future and growth of Butler. The Alumni 
Association is involved in many events, such as the 
homecoming parade and carnival, chili cook-offs, and 
other social college events. The latest alumni event 
was at Butler's Erman B. White Gallery, where they 
hosted the Alumni Exhibit. A reception was held, 
open to the public, to join with the artists. The 
Alumni Art Show was a way for both students and 
teachers to see fellow Butler students' accomplish- 
ments, and promote art for future generations. 

Butler supporters seem to be heading in the 

Art pieces in the 
Erman B. White 
Gallery, where 
they hosted the 
Alumni Exhibit, 
which took place 
March 27 -April 

right direction, with their best paw forward. They 
inspire college students here on campus with their 
hard work and support. Please take time to express 
your thanks to one of these 'faceless volunteers. 'Also, 
aspire to stay involved. You too can foster the devel- 
opment and interests of those who will follow. 

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jA couple of "Sports Nuts" . . . i 

At a Butler baseball game one Wednesday 
afternoon, I turned around and up at the very top of 
the stadium I see these two guys who seem to be 
enjoying the game and each other's company. As I 
make my way to the top and introduce myself, I 
come to find out that these men are some of the best 
Butler athletic supporters, Howard Knaussman and 
Manny Garcia. 


Knaussman and 
Manny Garcia tak 
ing in a Butler 
baseball game 
against Barton 

i County. 


How3r4 Kn3USSm3n, from El Dorado, attended 

Butler in '46-"48 and he has been hooked ever since. 

Knaussman refereed for a few years and for 27 years he 

kept the score for the basketball teams. He has been 
jretired for 1 8 years and says that attending athletic 

1 events is, "A good way to spend an evening or after- 
noon. " 

;; Manny Garcia, also from El Dorado, has been attend- 
ing athletic events for about ten years now. Garcia says, 
"Juco ball is the best, because you get to see kids from 
all around play." He says that with juco ball you get to 
see a lot of kids and watch them as they get better and 
work their way up. 

I learned in just a few minutes that these two guys were probably some of the biggest supporters of 
^Butler athletics. They both agreed they just love sports. They said the only thing that has really changed is that 
|there is better ball now. Now athletes focus on their one sport all year round, and year round sports make for bet- 
jter games and athletes. Knaussman and Garcia mainly attend football and basketball games, even the away 
Igames. They say if they can make it, they will be there. As Knaussman says, "We <jO \OY it 3 1 1." 

The Grizzly ♦ 13 

On The Other Side Of The Tracks 

Story and Photos by John Beasley 

and host of "Bluegrass Country," as a spin-off of the character "Boss Hog" 'from 
the 80s classic sitcom "Dukes of Hazzard." After getting this odd name, people " 
started bringing Koke frog figurines as an inside joke. 

In 1977, owning a concert hall in El Dorado was 
just an idea for Don and Marianne Koke. 

"We came to Kansas to open up a music store," says 
Don Koke, "But when my wife and I were driving out 
here, we talked about opening up a music theater in 

Almost 25 years later stands the Iron Horse Concert 
Hall, a concert venue that hosts traditional style musi- 

"We wanted to provide a stage for professionals and 
amateurs alike," says Koke. "Most people do not get to 
hear this music live. It's not directed towards a pop 
audience. It's the kind of music that demands more 

Located behind Circle Gallery on South Main in El 
Dorado, walking into the Iron Horse is like stepping 
back in time. 

With a motif of railroad memorabilia and guitar art 
lining the wall, it's easy to see how the place got its 

The cover charge is $8 for adults and $7 for students 
and senior citizens. The small atmosphere and crowd- 
ed seats add to the intimacy of the performances 
played there. 

"We have a core group of fans," says Koke. "They 
trust me and know that if they come, they are going to 
hear a great concert." 

From the first concert held in September of '79, the 
Iron Horse has seen over 750 concerts from some of 
the best performers all over the U.S. It has also gained 
a nice reputation nationwide. 

"I've been in the music business long enough that 
performers call me, I don't call them," says Koke. "I 
am booked all the way through next year. If we had the 
audience base, we could have three concerts a week, 
but since we do not, I have to turn some people down." 

If there is ever a cancellation for a concert, it is not 
a rarity to see Don Koke himself and some of his 
friends filling in. 

In his college days, Koke would sing at clubs to 

14 ♦ The Grizzly 

make a living and made good 
money at it. 

He and his wife Marianne per- 
formed together since before they 
were married. 

When he's not running his own 
business, Koke is also busy teach- 
ing English and Humanities cours- 
es at Butler County Community 
College. He also teaches a guitar 
course for people interested in 
playing for their own pleasure. 

These days, Koke is writing a 
book about the story of Iron Horse 
and how it has become a very 
important part of his life. 

Although he doesn't have a title 
for it yet, included will be a three 
volume CD of live performances 
and a photo album of all the per- 
formers that have graced the stage 
of the Iron Horse Concert Hall. 

If you like traditional style music, 
check out the Iron Horse Concert 


315 S. Main (Behind Circle 


El Dorado, KS 

Ticket prices: 

$8 - adults 

$7 - senior citizens 

$7 - students with a Butler ID 

Guitar ATT. Over the years, Don Koke 
has collected many old guitars that friends 
have brought back to life with their, own 
artistic methods. Now the guifars can*be 
s^en hanging on the walls of the Iron 
Horse as decorations. 



iLnside the Ol' Iron Horse, a glimpse 

of the stage that has hosted performers from all 
over the UjS. After 25 yeah, the Iron Horse has 
seen over 150 concerts. 

A new concert every Saturday 
night at 7:30 P.M. 

The Grizzly ♦ 15 

, ____ ..Smith 

Barbara Bush wishes Butler County 
Community College a Happy 75 th 

The Harold C. Smith Memorial Fund was 
established in 2000 by Butler County 
Community College. Harold Smith was a 
lifelong resident of Butler County who longed 
to provide access to plays, concerts, speakers 
and other cultural and social events that would 
interest and benefit Butler County citizens. 
From this the Harold Smith Cultural Series 
was born and will be held on a biennial basis. 

In Smith's last will and testament he 
acknowledged that the event will be held on 
the Butler County Community College prop- 
erty and targeted toward Butler County citi- 

"Butler is pleased to be the avenue for 
meeting Mr. Smith's desires as outlined in his 


Story by Pamela Bearth and Photos by 
i Bearth and Amanda Lene 


Butler began exp] 
summer to find the perfect speal 
gural event of the series. Man) of the othei 
ered speakers were Sandra Day O'Connor, Led 
Walesa, Tom Brokaw and Hank Aaron. Butler 
went with Kepplar Associates and found tin 
former First Lady Barbara Bush Butler then t 
the production of An Evening n ith Barbara Hush 

Mrs. Bush is known for her great heart for liter; 
and learning to read. She is an honorar) member 
the Advisory Council ol Reading is Fundamental 
has served as an honorary hoard member of the 

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e\ cut an( 

of I ebruary, m\ itati tiled to all Butler 

inty households. 1 rom the r 
return of the ticket reque 
forms the tickets w< out i 

through the postal i a 

first come fi distribu- 
tion. I ht oi 

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the gym and the othei 
the clo rcuit t< on 

broadcast in the school's thi 
atre I he ould hold up to ( 

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El Dorado Police Department 

Butler County Sheriff's Department 

Sedgwick County Sheriff's Department 

Airport Authority 

Kansas Highway Patrol 

Frontier Oil Refinery 

Andy LaForge 

Walter's Flowers 

Lasting Interiors 

Great Western Dining 


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within days and requests far exceeded Butler's capac- 
ity. Requests for the event kept coming in all the way 
up to the day of the event. 

Mrs. Bush's booking fee through Kepplar 
Associates booking agency was $40,000. Frontier 
Oil Refinery provided its corporate jet for Mrs. 
Bush's transportation roundtrip from Texas and also 
contributed $10,000 for the speaker honorarium. 
Other contributors included: El Dorado Police 
Department, Butler County Sheriff's Department, 
Sedgwick County Sheriff's Department, Airport 
Authority, Kansas Highway Patrol, Andy LaForge, 
Walter's Flowers, Lasting Interiors and Great Western 

I he formi d on campus betw< 

1 and 4:30 p.m. on April 
She to the I 500 

building to have dinnei and be 
entertained by Butler's quartet 
the Sin \round 

mi of the 500 
building. ( >i 

to show up abo 
the open 
of the - l p.m. 

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Butler u ill >le into to I >ale 

Whiteside of El Dorado. 

When the public was finally allowed to enter 
they all filed into the gymnasium and found the best 
seat they possibly could. The bleachers were freshly 
painted and chips in walls were repaired. Butler 
wanted the school to looks its best when she arrived. 
There was a black velvet curtain decorated with three 
U.S. flags hung behind the podium. 

Bill Burtchet of El Dorado says, "Having her 
speak is good for the community and the college." 

After waiting for another hour and a half for 
Mrs. Bush to give her speech she spoke on time with 

continued on page 18. 

Here they come. 

Early arrivals to the 
Barbara Bush 
speech file in. Doors 
opened at 5:30 p.m. 


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continued from page 17.. 

ier Secret Servicemen right alongside hei I he 
had to conduct walk-thro 
prior to the event and worked < with 

selected stall' to prepare for hei and dur- 

ing her stay. 

As she addressed the 2,000 people she y 
sented 10 tips that she learned from I 
life. She gave stones about living in the White 
House and meeting some famous people. She 
one example of when she was at dmnei with Bo 
Yeltsin and didn't realize that she had her loot on his 
until he moved it. The translatoi informed her that in 
Russia that means the girl likes the bi 

mdience listened closely while Mrs. Busl 
family is. "Forget the dishes. The most important 
thing is parenting," says Mrs. Bush. "Don't forget to 
have fun." 

At the end of her speech she took a few questions. 
One was over how George Bush and she had met. 
She answered that they were at a Christmas dance 
and he asked her to dance. "I was crazy about him," 
says Mrs. Bush "And I got him!" 

The night was closed with Dr. Vietti giving her one 
last hug and a "Taste of Kansas" gift basket from the 
college. Mrs. Bush also gave one last happy 75 th 
and told every- 
one that she 
almost felt like 
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Young....l Lost It.. ..Don't Happen Twice. ...The Tin Man. ...Fall In Love. 




















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Kenny Chesney fans got an awesome show 
when his No Shirt, No Shoes, No Problem tour 
stopped in Wichita on April 17. 

was in town 
to promote 
his newest 
album by the 
same name. 


off the new album. 

Chesney debuted his next single "The 
Good Stuff for the first time in Wichita. When 
it came time to sing his number one hit, "How 
Forever Feels," the audience got to be part of the 
song by hitting big orange balls thrown out into 
the crowd. Chesney got a little emotional when 
he started talking about his favorite song he has 
recorded, "That's Why I'm Here." It deals with a 
man trying to cope with recovering from being an 
alcoholic and trying to win back his wife by 
attending AA. 

performed other 
songs from some 
of his major influ- 
ences such as 
Conway Twitty. 
He dedicated 
Twitty's hit, "Lay 
You Down," to all 
the ladies in the 

Chesney came out 
for his encore he 

(CMT) and GM Card were the sponsors of the 
tour. Accompanying Chesney were newcomer 
Phil Vasser and Sara Evens. Both opening acts 
put on a good show. 

Chesney came out singing his newest hit 
"Young" with a spectacular lighting show. 
Chesney sang many songs off his greatest hits 
album, including "Me and You," "Back Where I 
Come From," "You Had Me From Hello," "I 
Lost It," "Don't Happen Twice," and "What I 
Need To Do." Chesney included in his set songs 

pleased the audi- 
ence by singing his 
hit song, "She 
Thinks My 
Tractor's Sexy." 

thanked the radio sta- 
tions in Wichita for playing 
his music and for allowing him to be a part of 
their family when he is in town. 

The big screen behind the stage allowed 

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Top: Kenny Chesney entertains the 
crowd at the Kansas Coliseum. Sara 
Evens and Phil Vasser opened the show 
for Chesney. 

Right: Kenny Chesney and reviewer 
Brenda Kimmi at the Kansas State Fair 
two years ago. Being in Chesney's fan 
club allowed Kimmi to meet him. 

those who were far away to see him up close 
and personal. 

While he was singing his songs, his 
videos or live pictures would be displayed on 
the screen. 

Chesney introduced his band to the 
audience which in return gave them a loud 
cheer. Chesney also thanked the road crew 
for all their hard work every day. 

Chesney signed autographs for the 
first row in the crowd at the end of his set 
which lasted for 15 minutes. 

One of the major pieces of equipment 
that Chesney has to have on the road is a bas- 
ketball goal that sits outside with his buses so 
he can get his daily workout. 

The merchandise stand gave any fan 
many choices to choose from. There were T- 
shirts, key rings, CD's, videos and photos 

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Top: Chesney comes out from a screen 
singing his new hit song "Young." His 
newest CD is No Shirt, No Shoes, No 



















from each artist on the bill. 

Chesney gave his fans in 
Wichita an awesome show they will 
never forget. 

Thank you Kenny! 

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Story and Photos by Andrea Downing 

The Auto Body Department is located in the 
400 building. Here is where the students work 
hard, learning trades for their future. Among the 
many courses Butler offers are Collision Repair, 
Body Welding and Structural Analysis. The Lead 
Instructor is Mike Fatkin. These courses offer th< 
chance for the student to receive a Certificate in 
four (8 week) semesters, 37.5 credit hours; 
preparing the student to join the job force. 

During this time, the student works on either 
their car or others. The student, if wanting to 
work on their own car, must buy the parts and 
supplies needed for such work. The school pro- 
vides the instructors and the knowledge to where 
the students will be able to learn to work in a 
body shop outside of school. 


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Kenny Payne, Wichita freshman. 

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Expre sion 

Story and Photos by Sasha 

Drawing, painting and pottery are just a 
few wonderful ways to express your creativity. 
However, have you ever thought about explor- 
ing Jewelry Design? Butler has, and offers a 
class that many students take advantage of. 

Valley Center sophomore Eric Harrison 
says, "The art program at Butler has let me 
define my work, to get a scholarship to Kansas 
City Art 

says, "The 
Design pro- 
gram at Butler 
has helped me 
in developing 

In Jewelry 
Design class, 
the students 
work with var- 
ious types of 

Students in the 
class learn about the fab 
rication of non-ferrous 

materials and form these into wearable items. 
Students also produce designs demonstrating 
basic concepts of jewelry design. 

The class is not always easy. The students 
do projects that include drilling, piercing, cast- 

Michelle Newbrey starts on a new piece of jewelry 

ing, texturing, fusing, linking, stone mounting 
and fabrication of wire and sheet metal. 

The students have a lot of fun in the class. 
Students in the Jewelry Design class are urged 
to use their imagination as much as possible 
when constructing an item. The more crafty 
the jewelry, the more interesting, which also 
allows an open door of self-expression. 

says, "My 
imagination is 
what inspires 
my art." 

Kelly Reed 
has won an art 
contest for his 
jewelry and is 
hoping to, one 
day, sell his 
own designed 

Rose Hill 
Tucker says, 
Mathews is nice and 
cares. He knows a lot 
about what he teaches." 

Michelle Newbrey says, "God has inspired 
my work." 

The students in the Jewelry Design class all 
agree that art is a freedom of expression. It's a 

24 The Grizzly 

way to escape the real world for a while and allows 
them to possibly create a future for themselves in 
the field of becoming an artist. Valley Center 
sophomore Eric Harrison says, "The best thing 
about art is that it gives me the freedom to express 
my feelings and show them to others." 

Top Left: Eric Harrison uses the metal press to flatten 

a piece of material for his artwork. 

Bottom Left: Earrings created by Louise Kleysteuber. 

Bottom Middle: Cylinder container created by Kelly 


Bottom Right: Leaf pin created by Michelle Newbrey 

The Grizzly 

utler's theater department decided to go 
one step further this year in play production 
when Deidre Ensz, instructor of theater and 
speech, decided to take on a challenge direct- 
ing Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare. 

"I had never directed a Shakespeare play 
before and I felt we were ready," says Ensz. 

According to Ensz, this is the first time 
many of the Butler students have tackled a 
Shakespearean play and she thinks it was a 
great learning experience for all of them. 

"I think Shakespeare is sometimes easier to 
do than other plays since he was such a good 
playwright, and you can do just about any- 
thing with it," says Ensz. 

Twelfth Night is considered by many critics 
to be the greatest of all Shakespeare's 

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about his love Olivia 

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However, for some it is a very difficult 
play to perform because of the language used. 

"For them it is like learning another lan- 
guage," says Ensz 

El Dorado sophomore Shawn Wheat 
played the sea captain and priest in the play 
and his opinion of the language was, "Even 
though I had two small parts, the iambic pen- 
tameter was hard to learn word for word and if 
you don't get it right it doesn't sound correct." 

But the language and complexity of the 
play didn't scare the six women and ten men 
actors from taking on the Shakespeare chal- 

This romantic comedy takes place in a fan- 
tasy world called Illyria. During the two hour 
and 1 5 minute play you discover that Viola 
(Amanda Moser) and Sebastian (Adam 
Engels), sister and brother, survive a terrible 
storm and are separated at sea. Sebastian is 
rescued by Antonio (Caleb Reid), a sea cap- 
tain, and Viola washes up onto the shore of 
Illyria. Here is where she disguises heself as a 
man named Cesario to gain employment in the 
court of the duke of Illyria, Orsino (Casey 

Viola soon falls in love with Orsino. 
However, he is in love with a countess, Olivia 
(Emily Osborn), and he sends Viola to woo 
her on his behalf. 

But something goes wrong and Oliva falls 
for Cesario (Viola), not aware that he is actual- 

As the play goes on you also learn that 
Olivia's uncle, Sir Toby Belch (Jon Pic), 
Olivia's gentlewoman-in-waiting, Maria 
(Lauren Senatore), and some others conspire 
to fool Malvolio (Brian Dwyer), Olivia's stew- 
ard, into thinking that she loves him. So, dur- 
ing the play, Malvolio does everything he can 
to impress his lady, but he only makes a fool 
out of himself because she thinks he has gone 

Meanwhile, Sebastian and Antonio have 
arrived in Illyria and are roaming about. 

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Bathe Me. Cesario (Viola) 
turns her head the other way 
while she nervously bathes 
Orsino, who she secretly 


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ORSINO- Casey Durbin 

SEBASTIAN - Adam Engels 

ANTONIO - Caleb Reid 



MALVOLIO - Brian Dwyer 

FESTE - Gabe Templin 

OLIVIA - Emily Osborne 

VIOLA - Amanda Moser 

MARIA - Lauren Senatore 

FABIAN - Angi Pratt 


VALENTINE - Scott Randolph 
CURIO - Nathan Dewees 

VOCALISTS - Rachel Moser & Molly McFarland 

Director - Deidre Ensz, Instructor of Theater and 


Designer/Technical Director - Bernie Wonsetler, 
Instructor of Theater and Speech 

Far Left: Malvolio tries . 
impress Olivia, but only makes a 
fool out of himself. 
Middle Left: A sea captain 
and Viola come upon the city of 
Illyria where she decides to dis- 
guise herself as a man to gain 

Middle Right: Sebastian and 
Antonio become friends after 
Antonio saves him after a terrible 

Far Right: Olivia imprisons 
Malvolio because she thinks he 
has gone crazy 

AndrewJhat if he challenges 
Cesario to a duel, Olivia will fa/i 
in love with him. 

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This has posed a problem because Viola's 
disguise looks exactly like her brother. CAN 


Antonio interrupts a duel between Cesario 
(Viola) and Andrew (Eric Lowery), thinking 
that Cesario is actually his friend Sebastian. 
When Antonio calls Viola by her brother's 
name, she then realizes that he is alive. 

In other parts of Illyria, the real Sebastian 
is being followed and then challenged with a 
duel. Here he is wounded and taken in by 
Olivia, who believes that he is her love, 
Cesario. Sebastian is a dazed by her love for 
him and marries her. 

Then everything hits the fan when Orsino 
;ets word that Cesario (Viola) has married the 
woman he loves and accuses him of betrayal. 
Olivia appears and salutes Cesario as her hus- 
band, but Viola turns from her and Olivia 
becomes distraught by her husband's denial of 
their marriage. 

In the end of the play, the real Sebastian 
appears and everyone is amazed by the resem- 
blance between Cesario and Sebastian. Viola 
reveals her true identity and gives Sebastian a 
joyous hug. The final conclusion involves 
three marriages: Olivia to Sebastian, Viola to 
Orsino and Maria to Toby. 


"The play was long and hard to fol- 
low because of the Shakespearean 
language, but it was funny and the 
costumes were great, " says 
Kandace Olds, Harper freshman. 

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IN one of our 
very own will be travel- 
ing to Nationals due to 
the stiff competition at 
the Regional tournament 
on April 18-20. 

The Lady 
Grizzlies brought home 
fifth place, scoring nine 

points. With seven 
points, the men captured 

Rachel Stevens, 
Wichita sophomore, 
made it to the semi-finals 
of the 12 singles and six 
pairs of doubles in com- 
petition. Stevens was 
seeded number five in 

the tournament and beat 
out an opponent from 
Seward County 
Community College to 
make it to the semi- 

"I set out to do 
the very best that I could, 
and I left feeling that I 
had accomplished that 

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goal," says Stevens. "I felt 
I was able to concentrate on 
the little aspects of the 

Stevens later lost to 
an opponent from Johnson 
County Community 
College. Stevens was not 
the only one of the Lady 
Grizzlies to make it to the 
quarterfinals. Kera Harrod, 
El Dorado freshman, Brook 
Moerner, Haysville fresh- 
man, and Sallye Dye, 
Wichita freshman, also 
competed in the quarterfi- 

The men's team had 
four singles make it to the 
quarterfinals: Peter Todd, 
El Dorado sophomore, 
Bryan Harvell, Wichita 
freshman, Casey 
McPheeters, Valley Center 
freshman and John 
Saulsberry, Hiawatha soph- 

The Grizzlies 
played well in the doubles' 
competition also. Of the 
six different pairs, five 
played on Friday in the 

"The tournament 
taught us a lot, and will 
prepare us for next year," 
says Casey McPheeters, 
Valley Center freshman. 




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15 LoV€. Sally e Dye, Wichita freshman, 
practices only days before the Regional 
tournament. Kera made it to the quarter- 
finals in the Regional tournament. 

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2001/2002 Tennis Team 

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meron Goons 

Sal lye Dye 
Kera Harrod 
Laura Bianco 
Rachel Stevens 
Katy Mitchell 

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Congratulations Congratulations 

The KACP Awards go to.... < 

Journalist of the Year 

Pamela Bearth- Two year yearbook/magazine division 

Overall Cateaorv 

Bronze Medal - The Grizzly Staff 

First Place 

Amanda Lene - Single Ad Design 

Terretta Ann Bethel - Opinion Writing 

John Beasley - Feature Writing 

Andrea Downing - Illustrations 

(Computer Enhanced or Generated) 

Second Place 

Eden Shields - Feature Design 
Ashley McCullough and Rachel Julius - 

Back Cover Design 

Pamela Bearth and Brenda Kimmi - 

Photo Essay 

Third Place 

Ashley McCullough and Rachel Julius - 

Table of Contents Page Design 

Sasha Noble - Event Photography 

Terretta Ann Bethel - Opinion Writing 

Honorable Mention 

Terretta Ann Bethel - Photo Essay 
Terretta Ann Bethel - Sports Page 


Azaria Garcia - Sports Page Design 

Azaria Garcia - Headline Writing 

Darren Greiving - Sports 


Amanda Lene - Cover Story Writing 

Amanda Lene - Event Photography 

Amanda Lene - Back Cover Design 

Eden Shields - Event Writing 

John Beasley - Feature Design 

Brenda Kimmi - Feature Design 

Misty Turner- Mini - Feature Writing 

Pamela Bearth - Illustrations 
(Computer Enhanced or Generated) 

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